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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,602266,170 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,675235,964
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,786245,979 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,972217,379 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,855248,498 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,027211,161 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,136211,322 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,179297,993 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,235180,406 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,305185,819 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total19,7722,300,691

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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RankAlbumArtist
161.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,044
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  80/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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162.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,027
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:771
Average Rating:  81/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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163.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:2,026
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:772
Average Rating:  73/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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164.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,012
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:775
Average Rating:  72/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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165.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,996
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  74/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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166.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,984
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:784
Average Rating:  77/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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167.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,980
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:790
Average Rating:  74/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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168.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,937
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:805
Average Rating:  79/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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169.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,904
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  78/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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170.

You're A Woman, I'm A MachineCanada Death From Above 1979
Year of Release:2004Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:1,896
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  77/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 91 9%
2005 110 11%
2006 107 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 105 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 54 5%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 18 2%
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